Emergency medicine, also called accident and emergency medicine, is the medical specialty dealing with the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention.
Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Emergency Medicine Department offers 24*7 fully-equipped emergency rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and specialists for managing all kinds of simple and complex conditions, other than accident and medical emergencies. Our Department’s clinicians are proficient in providing immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, monitoring, and disposition across a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric patients, in response to acute internal medical and surgical conditions. We play a central role in handling pandemic conditions and infectious diseases with end-to-end treatment.
Our aim is to ensure a response within the ‘golden hour'. We are leading in the city for our rapid response during brain stroke/injuries, cardiac arrest, heart conditions, and trauma; and for our patient outcomes, which are at par with international standards.
A cardiac Emergency occurs when there is an abrupt loss of heart function due to a major illness or injury. The most serious medical conditions that lead to a cardiac emergency are sudden cardiac arrest, and heart attack, which are often caused by coronary artery disease. The signature symptoms of a cardiac emergency are chest pain, dizziness, and breathing difficulty. If this emergency is not responded to immediately, death can result in a matter of minutes.
A Stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply due to a blockage or bleed of a blood vessel. This blockage or bleed prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the brain cells and tissues and this leads to the death of the brain cells in minutes. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected and its severity. Paralysis, difficulty with speaking, seeing, or walking, dizziness, and severe and sudden headache are the most common symptoms.
A Road Traffic accident is a medical emergency that causes major or minor trauma to the victim. Wounds from these accidents can vary from minor scrapes to more serious injuries of the head, brain and spine. The impact of the injuries differs for each part of the body and so its treatment, intervention, and recovery. In most cases, early medical attention and treatment lead to a proper and speedy recovery. However, severe cases may require surgery and additional care and take more time to recover.
Any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain results in head injury. The most common head injuries are concussions, scalp wounds and skull fractures. They can be caused either by a blow to the head (usually due to road accidents, falls, physical assault or sports-related accidents) or due to violent shaking. More-serious traumatic head injuries can result in long-term complications, mental impairment, permanent disability, and even death.
Pregnancy-related emergencies often called obstetric emergencies, may arise at any time during pregnancy, labor, and birth. They can present severe and life-threatening health problems for the mother, baby, or both at the same time. Immediate medical care can reduce the risk of loss of a baby, premature birth, and increased risk to the mother’s health. The signs and symptoms of an obstetric emergency are bleeding, stomach cramps, dizziness, lower back pain, and a decrease in the baby’s normal daily movements.
Medical emergencies occur when an injury or illness, that is acute, poses a sudden risk to an individual's life or his long-term health. Often, they are life-threatening and frightening and cause permanent injury or death, if not treated promptly. Some of the most common medical emergencies that people experience are chest pain, severe bleeding, broken or displaced bones, stroke, heart attack, cardiac arrests, breathing difficulties, and seizures.
In some instances, burns, cuts, scrapes, choking, animal and snake bites, and fainting can also bring a medical emergency and pose an immediate risk to the life of the patient. Depending on the cause of the emergency and the severity of the condition, our expert team consisting of specialist doctors, trained nurses, and other healthcare professionals, who are proficient in providing immediate recognition, evaluation, and stabilization, offer unscheduled and accurate medical care to the patient in the fast and most efficient manner possible.
Our emergency center is a small hospital within a hospital, comprising of round-the-clock clinicians and well-trained nurses, paramedics, and technicians with multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills, enabling them to provide comprehensive, urgent, unscheduled care in the areas of:
Fortis Mumbai Hospitals is one of the best emergency and trauma care hospitals in Mumbai offering the best emergency health services for critically ill patients. It is the first hospital in Mumbai to have NABH accreditation for emergency services. A team of the Best Emergency care doctors in Mumbai, India is available around the clock to deliver the finest treatment and interventions in emergency care. We have the one of best emergency care specialists in Mumbai, India who bring vast experience and varied expertise in emergency care that has helped us grow into the best emergency care and trauma care hospital in Mumbai, India.
Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai
Address: Mulund Goregaon Link Road, Mulund-West, Mumbai, 400078
Emergency No.: 022 4111 4111
Ph. 022 4925 4925